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Joint Chandra Calibration/CIAO Workshop

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10 Chandra CAL/CIAO workshop

A one day Chandra Calibration and CIAO workshop was held on Monday, 17 November 2014, at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA.

students at work

The workshop was on the day before the the start of the 15 Years of Science with Chandra Symposium being held in downtown Boston.

The workshop lasted from 9am to 6pm and focus on getting the most out of Chandra data, with discussions of CIAO capabilities and the impact of calibration on cutting edge science.

Participants were required to bring their own laptop with the latest CIAO installed for the hand-on session.

The schedule for the workshop is provided below with links to the talks:

Time Speaker Topic
9:00 Belinda Wilkes Welcoming Remarks
9:05 Jonathan McDowell Introduction to X-ray Data Analysis
9:40 Diab Jerius Chandra PSF
10:25 Coffee Break
10:45 Herman Marshall Effective area and Contamination
11:30 Brad Wargelin Dealing with Background
11:55 Open Q&A
12:30 Lunch, Hands On Analysis
6:00pm Close

The workshop was mainly aimed at students and postdocs new to Chandra data.

Science Organizing Committee:
Antonella Fruscione
Vinay Kashyap
R. Nicholas Durham
Kenny Glotfelty

Local Organizing Committee:
Patricia Buckley (Event Planner)
Paul Grant (Systems Administrator)
Lisa Paton (Systems Administrator)
Wendy Roberts (Registration Webmaster)
Almin Sutton-Berkeley (Event Manager)